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Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in Lateral Thinking Skills, Thinking Skills |

Plane and Simple

Plane and Simple

A boy who is three feet tall puts a nail into a tree at his exact height. He returns two years later when he has grown by six inches and the tree has grown by twelve inches. How much taller is the nail than the boy?

how much taller is the nail than the boy

Clue: The tree was normal and the boy was normal. Trees grow differently from boys.

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Answer: The boy will be six inches taller than the nail. The tree grows from the top, so the nail won’t rise.